This week’s episode of Minority Report was called “The Present,” so naturally, we start in the past.
It’s 2048, to be exact, in the last months of the pre-PreCrime era. A police officer is strolling in the rain through a neighborhood called the Sprawl, and the name on his badge is “Vega.”
Fresh off the news that Fox had cut their season from 13 episodes to 10, the cast and crew of Minority Report appeared at New York Comic Con over the weekend, where they sat down with EW’s Kyle Anderson to talk about the what’s in store for the remaining episodes.
Minority Report suffered a blow this week, as Fox cut its first-season order down to 10 episodes from 13 (and prompted many a hilarious joke about whether the precogs saw this coming, ha, ha.)
Following a rocky start, Minority Report is being trimmed to 10 episodes.
The first season of the Steven Spielberg-produced sci-fi drama was originally slated for 13 episodes; Fox announced the cut Friday. The show’s 10th episode, which had been scheduled as the fall finale, will now serve as the season finale and possibly series finale. Minority Report will continue in its current Monday 9 p.m. timeslot.
The threads of multiple plotlines coalesced on this week’s Minority Report, culminating in a veritable orgy of predictive surveillance.
The Hawk-Eye pilot program (a.k.a. PreCrime by computer) is now watching the D.C. citizenry. Vega and Dash are watching Hawk-Eye and trying to stay a step ahead. Blake is watching Vega because he suspects shenanigans. And Agatha is watching everyone’s future on the psychic TV inside her mind and hoping to unravel the truth before she and her brothers end up back at the mercy of the state in underground-bathtub prison.
Last week, the first ever episode of Minority Report unveiled a promising premise: a weekly procedural cop-and-civilian crime drama, set in a highly detailed and entertaining Metropolis of the Future, in which the civilian half of the central couple just happens to be an endearingly doofy psychic.
Insect drones, cops with jetpacks, socially awkward psychics, and enough futuristic floating interfaces to rival Tony Stark’s lab: Minority Report’s pilot episode might not have preserved the spirit of the movie that spawned it, but it definitely kept all the cool accessories.
To call a TV series “cinematic” — as one might other transmuted movies like Hannibal or Fargo — generally translates as something like “Wow, this show looks surprisingly good!” Even all these years into its medium’s “Golden Age,” network TV often forgets the “V” part of its name, using plot and dialogue as the load-bearing columns of storytelling and leaving the visual elements for the movies.
Stuck wondering what to watch live (and what to DVR and catch up on later) this fall? EW has broken it down for you, using the super scientific method of what staffers are most excited about. Follow our guide each night for your ultimate viewing pleasure … and spend the weekends catching up on everything you taped!
The actor who played Walking Dead’s notorious scheming cannibal is coming to Fox’s Minority Report, EW can exclusively reveal.
Andrew J. West, who was Terminus leader Gareth on last season of the AMC horror series, will appear on an upcoming episode of Fox’s future-set techno thriller.
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